It’s only been two days since we left Mini-Me at college, and the care package already arrived. How I know this is because of the ALL CAPS text I received this morning, “OMG, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I LOVE IT! YOU’RE THE BEST!” I won’t argue there.
In addition to phone calls and texting, sending a care package with a cute, upbeat note inside is a good way of reminding your child you’re thinking of them. And for moms, that we’re still needed. It’s also a great way to make friends in your dorm (words spread faster than mono when there’s free food). So instead of feeling sorry for myself and my new empty nester status, I spent half a day finding things she loves to send to her. What you don’t know is that I’ve been waiting years to do this. She didn’t go to sleepaway camp. Now is my chance!
Here are the contents — I call it “Party in a Box”:
Left, Right & Center Dice
Leopard sparkle nail decals
Pretty purple napkins
Party Food & Some Healthier Fare:
See’s Candies Little Pops
Quaker Oat Chewy Granola Bars
Low-Fat Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter Pretzels
Fruit Juice sweetened gummy bears
Mini-packets of Trail Mix
Do you send care packages to your kids? What goodies to you put in them?
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